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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

820 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
970-577-7427
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Ranked #5 of 116 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

While in Estes Park, to attend a wedding, we had the opportunity to stop into Smokin Dave's for lunch on a Saturday at about 1:30 p.m. We were a party of seven. We had about a two minute wait to be seated at a large table. The host and the server were polite and quite knowledgeable of the menu items.... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go if you are hungry after hiking or touring in Rocky Mountain National Park. The food is good and filling, the selection is good and service prompt. Don't expect 5 star food in the context of a top restaurant, but this meets a hungry family's taste. While it is a bar, this is for families,... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went for a late lunch and they were fairly busy, not packed. Five in our group and we tried all the BBQ offerings, which were delicious, especially the brisket. BUT, this place is in need of a deep cleaning, it was so dirty. At our booth there was BBQ sauce splattered up the wall and all over the art.... More

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Estes Park, CO
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very large portions of a variety of smoked & barbecued meats with a choice of sauces. Fast friendly service in a casual atmosphere. Plus a variety of micro brew & national brand beers. Have eaten at Dave's around 11 times and never had a less than great meal with some leftovers. The only negative is: there may be a fairly... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Smokin' Dave's has a great menu ranging from ribs to hamburgers to catfish to fried dill pickles. All of which is first rate. It is always busy and I give it up during tourist season even though I live just across the street. The service, in spite of the crowds, is always friendly and efficient. I'd rate it one of... More

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Laramie, Wyoming
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We spent the morning hiking with a little one in RMNP. Nap time was critical for the 3 yr old - no time to wait 45 minutes for a table at 2 in the afternoon. We called an order in and it was ready when we got there (15 min). Pulled pork sandwiches were great, sandwiches are HUGE. They separate... More

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Beardstown, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We loved smoked meats in our family and Smokin' Dave's did not disappoint. The ribs were fall off the bone tender. The roast chicken was tender and juicy. The sides were like they had been made at home. Yummy mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans and cornbread were all delicious. We were traveling with a 2-year-old and the waiter was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

You know you are going to eat good when the parking lot flows over into to the street ... We grabbed our pulled pork and brisket to go.. The beans are awesome!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We saw great reviews and although we were a little hesitant to try Barbecue in Estes Park, we thought it would be at least okay with the great reviews. Not at all - granted, we are Kansas Citians so a little bit of barbecue snobs. The barbecue was not good and can't even saw that it was okay. My first... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Stopped here based on reviews, and was so very disappointed. Was seated near a door where the waiter carried food outside to the patio. Flies circled our food the entire time. We both had the BBQ ribs. There were the color of red raw meat. The waiter assured me they were cooked, but the color was so unappetizing I couldn't... More

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